WNBPA President Nneka Ogwumike Discusses Brittney Griner’s Detainment in Russia

Apr 12, 2022

The morning after WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert said that the league was working to ensure Brittney Griner’s safe return from Russia, Players Association president Nneka Ogwumike continued to shine a light on Griner’s situation.

Griner has been detained in the country since February after being stopped and searched at Sheremetyevo International Airport, where officials discovered vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage.

“It’s tough,” Ogwumike said of Griner’s situation in a Tuesday interview on Good Morning America. “BG [Griner] is us. We are BG.”

“That could have been us,” she added. “We’re really most concerned about her health and safety, especially her mental health. We’re hearing in that respect, she’s O.K., but we want her home.”

Source: Sports Illustrated
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